Local Chemistry Olympiad Draws 60 Students

It was another great showing at this year’s High School Chemistry Olympiad with 60 students chowing up from 14 area high schools. These included Sheldon, Folsom, Davis, Pioneer, Mira Loma, Sacramento Country Day, Tracy, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, Lodi, Oakmont, Franklin, Vista de Lago, and John Adams Academy High Schools.

The Olympiad was hosted by Mako Masuno and Varnell Crankfield at Sacramento City College (SCC) and sponsored by ACS Sacramento Section. Students enjoyed ice cream made with liquid nitrogen after the exam.

Congratulations to the following students who have qualified for the National High School Chemistry Olympiad, also to be held at SCC:

Qualified:
George Liu (Mira Loma)
Sue Park (Davis)
Leandro N. Martin Niepmann (Sheldon)
Michael Lam (Folsom)
Omar Wahby (Franklin)
Sangeeta Kumar (Vista De Lago)
Chloe Simon (Oak Ridge)
Dora Ogbonna (Oakmont)
Joshua Combs (Lodi)
Carlos Castano (John Adams)

Alternates:
1.  Adil Raniwala (Tracy)
2. Mirdini Vijay (Rocklin)
3.  Camille Zhang (Mira Loma)
4.  Dominik Bahm (Mira Loma)
5.  Sophia Want (Folsom)

The National Chemistry Olympiad will be held on April 22nd, Saturday (~9:30am-3:00pm) at SCC.

Students taking exam in lecture hall

Students taking the local exam for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad on March 24th at Sacramento City College.

One person pouring liquid nitrogen into a container while another person stirs and a third person watches

Making Ice Cream with liquid nitrogen

Author: Bill Miller

Bill Miller is the Chair of the Sacramento Section of the ACS. He also teaches chemistry at Sacramento City College.

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